The Literary souvenir; or, Cabinet of poetry and romance, ed. by A.A. Watts. [on large paper].

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Page 21 - With its airy chambers, light and boon, That open to sun, and stars, and moon ; That open unto the bright blue sky, And the frolicsome winds as they wander by.
Page 22 - Come up! come up! for the world is fair Where the merry leaves dance in the summer air," And the birds below give back the cry, "We come, we come to the branches high.
Page 21 - And the young and the old they wander out, And traverse their green world round about ; And hark ! at the top of this leafy hall, How one to the other in love they call ! " Come up ! come up ! " they seem to say, " Where the topmost twigs in the breezes sway. " Come up ! come up ! for the world is fair Where the merry leaves dance in the summer air.
Page 164 - Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee Jest, and youthful Jollity, Quips, and cranks,* and wanton* wiles, Nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles, Such as hang on Hebe's cheek, And love to live in dimple sleek; Sport that wrinkled Care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides.
Page 22 - How pleasant the life of a bird must be, Skimming about on the breezy sea, Cresting the billows like silvery foam, Then wheeling away to its cliff-built home! What joy it must be to sail, upborne By a strong, free wing, through the rosy morn ! To meet the young sun face to face, And pierce like a shaft the boundless space; v.
Page 111 - Oh ! many are the Poets that are sown By Nature ; men endowed with highest gifts, The vision and the faculty divine ; .Yet wanting the accomplishment of verse...
Page 96 - Both warbling of one song, both in one key; As if our hands, our sides, voices, and minds, Had been incorporate. So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet an union in partition...
Page 23 - mong the flowering trees ; Lightly to soar, and to see beneath The wastes of the blossoming purple heath, And the yellow furze, like fields of gold, That...
Page 62 - Still, where rosy pleasure leads, See a kindred grief pursue ; Behind the steps that misery treads, Approaching comfort view : The hues of bliss more brightly glow, Chastised by sabler tints of woe ; And blended, form with artful strife The strength and harmony of life.
Page 23 - mong the flowering trees, Lightly to soar and to see beneath The wastes of the blossoming purple heath And the yellow furze like fields of gold That gladden some fairy...

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